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The Flying Deuces ()


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Ollie has fallen in love with the innkeeper's daughter in Paris. The only problem - she's very much in love with her husband. To forget her he joins the Foreign Legion with Stan. Bad idea.

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Stan (as Stan Laurel/Himself)
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Ollie (as Oliver Hardy/Himself)
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Georgette
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Francois
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Commandant
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Sergeant
Crane Whitley ...
Corporal (as Clem Wilenchick)
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Jailor
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Georgette's Girl Friend (uncredited)
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Georgette's Girl Friend (uncredited)
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Legionnaire (uncredited)
Christine Cabanne ...
Georgette's Girl Friend (uncredited)
Mary Jane Carey ...
Georgette's Girl Friend (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ...
Legionnaire (uncredited)
Frank Clarke ...
Pilot (uncredited)
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Legionnaire Truck Driver (uncredited)
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Legionnaire (uncredited)
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Legionnaire (uncredited)
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Drunk Legionnaire (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ...
Legionnaire (uncredited)
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Innkeeper (uncredited)

Directed by

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A. Edward Sutherland

Written by

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Ralph Spence ... (original story) &
Charley Rogers ... (original story) (as Charles Rogers) &
Fred Schiller ... (original story) (as Alfred Schiller) &
Harry Langdon ... (original story)
 
Ralph Spence ... (screenplay) &
Charley Rogers ... (screenplay) (as Charles Rogers) &
Fred Schiller ... (screenplay) (as Alfred Schiller) &
Harry Langdon ... (screenplay)

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Boris Morros ... producer

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John Leipold
Leo Shuken

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Art Lloyd ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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Jack Dennis

Art Direction by

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Boris Leven

Makeup Department

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Mel Berns ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Joseph H. Nadel ... production manager (as Joe Nadel)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robert Stillman ... assistant director
John London ... assistant director (uncredited)

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William A. Wilmarth ... sound recording (as Wm. Wilmarth)

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Howard A. Anderson ... special effects (as Howard Anderson)

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Frank Clarke ... stunt pilot (uncredited)

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Elmer Dyer ... aerial photography

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Edward Paul ... musical director
Charles Bradshaw ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Other crew

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Frank Clarke ... chief pilot / technical advisor
Rudolph Maté ... production advisor
Virginia Lucille Jones ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Erich J.A. Pietrek ... producer: West German re-release (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Oliver is heartbroken when he finds that Georgette, the inkeeper's daughter he's fallen in love with, is already married to dashing Foreign Legion officer Francois. To forget her, he joins the Legion, taking Stanley with him. Their bumbling eventually gets them charged with desertion and sentenced to a firing squad. They manage to escape in a stolen airplane, but crash after a wild ride. Written by Paul Penna

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Also Known As
  • Laurel et Hardy conscrits (France)
  • Les conscrits (France)
  • Locos del aire (Spain)
  • Legionarios de pega (Spain)
  • Tossede piloter (Denmark)
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  • 69 min
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Trivia On the set of this film, Oliver Hardy met his future wife, script supervisor Virginia Lucille Jones. See more »
Goofs In this movie, set in 1939, the Legionnaires are shown wearing the blue and white uniform that was discarded during World War I. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Dick und Doof - Superschau des Lachens (1966). See more »
Soundtracks Shine On, Harvest Moon See more »
Quotes [Stan and Ollie have just heard that they will be executed the next day]
Oliver: Here's a nice pickle we're in. Shot at sunrise!
Stanley: I hope it's cloudy tomorrow!
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